Money Tips from an Ex-NFL Player Turned Money Expert | Jedidiah Collins

How did Jedidiah Collins, a seven-year NFL veteran, go from running the ball on the field to educating millions about personal finance and writing his first book, Your Money Vehicle? It may seem like a strange transition, but Jed realized the importance of financial literacy early on in his NFL career and knew he wanted to dedicate his life to spreading financial literacy. You’ll hear his powerful story and learn the money lessons that Jedidiah says you need to master in this special episode.

What You’ll Learn

  • Jedidiah’s story of going from the NFL to financial planning
  • The first thing Jedidiah bought with his NFL salary
  • What most sports athletes get wrong about financial planning
  • Why financial literacy is a must for everyone
  • The money lessons Jedidiah thinks you need to master
  • Jedidiah’s tip for thriving during a global pandemic

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How to Budget During a Crisis

When a crisis hits, like the world-wild Coronavirus crisis, it’s time to get focused on your budget. Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of the word “budget” but desperate times call for desperate measures. In this bonus episode, I’ll share seven things you need to know to budget during a crisis (and really any time).

You’ll Learn

  • Why you need to focus on your spending rather than saving
  • Why a budget is a fancy word for a plan
  • How to create an easy system to manage your money each week
  • My 1, 2, 3 happiness expense plan
  • How to use PostIt notes to help you manage your money
  • Homework to set three money goals for the next 30 days

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Make a Career Change Without Taking a Salary Cut | Adunola Adeshola

Unemployment, job loss, and an uncertain economy are all the facts we face around the world right now. However, I don’t want any of that to leave you feeling hopeless. There has never been a better time to learn how to negotiate your salary and make a career change without taking a salary cut.

Our guest, Adunola Adeshola, a millennial carer strategist, is bringing you the tips you need to make that happen (no matter what is going on in the world).

What You’ll Learn

  • The freedom from being a job quitter
  • What is a career strategist and why do you need one
  • How to make a career change without taking a pay cut
  • How to negotiate for what you’re worth
  • What to say when someone asks what your salary requirements are
  • The do’s and don’ts in a job interview
  • Adunola’s career strategy from PR to career expert

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How to Build Passive Income Right Now | Rachel Richards

It’s true; passive income is the name of the game. At only 27 years old, former financial advisor Rachel Richards has made a name for herself in the personal finance realm. In 2019, Rachel quit her job and retired, with over $10,000 per month in passive income!

She is the bestselling author of “Money Honey” and “Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement” and shares what you need to know to start building passive income right now – yes, even in self-quarantine. Use this time to get new skills and start building some passive income.

What You’ll Learn

  • What is passive income and how can you get some
  • How Rachel became a real estate investor with 35 units by 27
  • Rachel’s #1 secret to publishing your own book
  • Why passive income isn’t always so passive

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Coronavirus & Your Money | Michele Schneider & Laurie March

I’m not sure there is anyone around the world that doesn’t know about COVID-19 at this moment. I’m praying that it hasn’t affected you or your family. It would be a gross misstep if I didn’t dedicate an episode to Coronavirus and its impact on your money.  So that’s what we’re going to do – not with fear, but with information and facts to help you navigate these strange waters.

Joining me on this episode is Laurie March (from a previous podcast episode) and Michele Schneider, from MarketGuage and author of Plant Your Money Tree.

What You’ll Learn

  • How this current economic crisis compares to the 2008 global crisis
  • Mish’s suggestions of what to do and not to do with your investments
  • Key trends to watch out for in the next few weeks
  • Laurie shares how to prepare for an emergency – what you need to stock up on from a previous podcast episode
  • How to keep a good money mindset in the midst of this crisis

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The Episode About Taxes| Milton Rodriguez

April, you’re right around the corner my friend, and that means it’s time to file your taxes. Not to worry, I’m bringing you my yearly episode about taxes to help you get prepared and ask all your burning tax questions. Joining us on this episode is Milton Rodriguez, a millennial tax expert and Enrolled Agent to break it all down for you.

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What You’ll Learn

  • How the recent tax changes might impact your tax filing
  • What to do if you’ve made a mistake filling your taxes
  • The difference between deductions and tax credits
  • How to handle your taxes as an entrepreneur
  • Should you file online or hire an accountant
  • Milton’s story and his love for taxes

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When Life Throws You a Money Curveball | Sharon Epperson

Life is known for throwing money curveballs when you least expect them (and are usually unprepared for them).

You may recognize the name, Sharon Epperson. She’s CNBC’s Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, author of the book The Big Payoff, and the first woman of color to report on the commodities market. Life was great until Sharon suffered a brain aneurysm that almost took her life and her career. It was at this moment that Sharon knew she had to redesign how she wanted to live her life and teach others how to prepare for those money curveballs.

Get Yourself Ready

Money curveballs are just a fact of life. That being said, there are some steps you can take to make sure you are in the *best* position possible. Take it from a recovering perfectionist, you won’t ever be 100% prepared, just do your best.

One of the best ways to be prepared is to set up your Emergency Fund. Typically, you should aim to save between three to six month’s worth of your fixed expenses in your emergency fund. Don’t let that freak you out. Save what you can when you can. Pro tip: one thing I like to do is put my savings on autopilot so the money just moves out of my account without me having to lift a finger.

It’s always a good time to cover your money risks. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Do I have enough life insurance?
  • What is the deductible on my health insurance in case I needed to pay it?
  • Do I have ample car insurance and enough money saved to cover the deductible?
  • Is my renter’s or homeowner’s insurance enough to cover me?
  • What other benefits does my company offer that I should take advantage of?

Take a few minutes today and do a little audit of your finances and give yourself a task list for at least one thing you can take care of this month. I know that thinking about curveballs isn’t fun at all (in fact, it’s a total downer), BUT it can also be a lifesaver. Take it from Sharon, being even a little prepared is the name of the game.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why we need to prepare for money curveballs (and how to know what curveballs to prepare for)
  • The action you can take today to financially prepare for curveballs
  • Sharon’s story of suffering a brain aneurysm and how she has since re-evaluated her life
  • The power of a post-recovery mindset
  • Sharon’s money story of making her way to CNBC and a champion for financial literacy
  • Some of the money lessons Sharon has learned along the way that are impactful
  • Ask Shannah: What should I do with my inheritance

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How to Avoid the High Earner, Not Yet Rich Syndrome with Gideon Drucker

Alright, let’s get real here. Are you making six figures but still using your parents’ Netflix Login? Are you spending more money at Starbucks than you’re saving into your 401(k)? If you answered yes, you might be what’s called a HENRY- that is a high earner, that is not yet rich.

In today’s episode, Gideon Drucker,  a millennial and is a third-generation advisor at his family’s wealth management firm, Drucker Wealth in NYC, is dropping some serious knowledge about what being a HENRY might mean for your future and what can you do now to own your future.

What You’ll Learn

  • What is a HENRY and how to avoid being one
  • How do you begin to make money shifts if you are a HENRY
  • What are we getting wrong with our thinking about finances
  • Gideon’s three-bucket money approach that will change your life
  • The only number that Gideon says matters in terms of your financial future
  • How Gideon went from a paratrooper to a CFP

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How to Build a Side Hustle Empire with Nicaila Matthews Okome

It’s a fact, side hustling has been around for centuries. Whether it’s investing in real estate or building a business or flipping houses there are a ton of ways to side hustle. The idea of making extra or passive income is in fact one of the key pillars of wealth building.

The trick is to figure out how to make money with your side hustle. Enter Nicaila Matthews Okome. You may know her as the host of the Side Hustle Pro podcast or her course Podcast Moguls. In this episode, Nicaila is sharing her secrets to build a side hustle empire.

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What You’ll Learn

  • How to make money with your side hustle
  • Side hustle secrets
  • Nicaila’s story of side hustling her way into a top-rated podcast and business
  • Why some side hustles fail
  • How to find the right side hustle for you

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The Episode About Couples and Money with Casey and Meygan Caston

When it comes to couples and money there are two issues: #1 you don’t want to talk about money with your partner, and #2 you think you are always right. No wonder why money is one of the main reasons that most couples get divorced.

Casey and Meygan Caston, the creators of Marriage 365, are here to share how you can avoid those nasty money fights, get on the same money page, and have a thriving relationship. They share their real-life story of battling through $200,000 in debt, almost getting divorced, to now running a global business that is all about creating happy relationships. It’s safe to say they know a thing or two about healthy relationships.

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Building a Strong Relationship

I’ve learned a lot in the last six years being in a healthy marriage about how to approach those tough money conversations without conflict. Some of the best ways we’ve been able to avoid catastrophic disaster having those tough money talks have been:

  • Treat each other with respect and realize that we both come into the relationship with our set of thoughts and beliefs around money.
  • Remember that we are partners and are in this thing together. This is so important to cultivating a healthy money mindset in your relationship.
  • Respecting each other’s thoughts when we set spending and savings goals so we both feel like we’re being taken care of.
  • Taking the time each week to talk about money in a healthy way without blame so we can keep progressing towards our goals and stay on the same page.

Casey and Meygan share many of these tips and suggestions in this episode. They are full of ideas about how you can not only create a healthy relationship, but also how you can save a relationship that is headed to divorce or separation.

Do yourself a favor this year and focus on building a strong relationship. Find ways you can communicate better with your spouse or partner and learn how you can play to each other’s strengths and not weaknesses. Marriage and relationships take work but it shouldn’t feel like a chore. I want nothing more for you to step into true partnership this year and live the life a life that makes you feel inspired by.

What You’ll Learn

  • The story of how Meygan and Casey battled through massive debt and the brink of divorce
  • What are the key components of a healthy marriage
  • Ways to avoid fighting about money so you can finally get on the same page
  • How to play to your strengths in a relationship
  • Why they decided to start Marriage365 and how they help couples around the world
  • Affordable ways to have a date night and keep the flame alive
  • How to battle through those sticky moments as a couple

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